400th Recipe: Quinoa flour eggless chocolate cake

Quinoa cake3


The combination of Quinoa with Chocolate is flawless, effortless and delicious. It is a heaven in a spoonful. You can’t even tell it is made of Quinoa flour instead of plain flour. It is grainy in texture as I used homemade flour. It is so filling and rich dark chocolaty satisfies your taste buds with small amounts of calories. This is also rich in protein and dietary fibre.

I am new to baking cake and frosting…hope you’ll like this recipe and provide your feedback

Health Benefits:

Quinoa is gluten free, low glycemic and has the highest protein content of all conventional grains. One cup contains 15% of the recommended daily intake of iron, 21% of the daily intake of fiber, and is an excellent source of magnesium, iron and copper. It is a superfood!

Yields-4-5 slices
Preparation time-10 minutes
Baking time-25-30 minutes


  • Quinoa flour-1cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder-1/4cup
  • Baking powder-1/2tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2tsp
  • Flaxmeal-1tbsp
  • Salt- 1/8tsp
  • Unsalted sunflower spread-1/4cup
  • Fruit sugar/coconut sugar-1/4cup (or as sweet desired)
  • Coconut milk-1/2cup
  • Apple cider vinegar-1tsp
  • Vanilla extract-1tsp
  • Frosting is optional- can just indulge the cake without any frosting for low-fat and vegan option.

For frosting:

  • Whipping cream-200ml
  • Fruit sugar/icing sugar-1-2tbsp
  • Vanilla essence-2tsp


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C. Grease the inside of a small, round 4” two pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients flour, flax meal, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt in small bowl and set aside.
  • Now in other bowl beat fruit sugar, sunflower spread, coconut milk, vanilla extract, cider vinegar until foamy.
  • Now fold in dry ingredients oven wet ingredients in batches (add in extra water/coconut milk if desired) to form a dropping consistency batter.
  • Divide the batter into the two greased pans and bake in the center of the warm oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with fudgy crumbs.
  • Remove and cool completely in the pans on wire racks.

Quinoa cake

To make frosting:

  • In a cold mixing bowl combine whipped cream, sugar, vanilla essence and using a hand mixer/stand mixer whip it till soft peaks are developed.

To assemble cake:

  • Place the first layer on your cake stand or serving plate. If the top of the cake is uneven, carefully even it off with a knife. Smooth on about half of the frosting and top with second cake layer.
  • Spread the remaining frosting and add any decorations you like.
  • Slice and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve next day.

Quinoa cake4


  • Sweet can be personalized
  • Home made toasted Quinoa flour used gave grainy texture. Store bought might give smooth texture
  • I used coconut milk here feel free to use any milk of choice or even evaporated milk can be sued alternatively.

I am bringing this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday#44


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 27, 2014, in Dessert, International. Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  2. Beautiful and brilliant, I’ve never seen such a wonderful eggless, GF cake, it’s fantastic

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  3. Thanks for this interesting recipe. And, congratulations on reading the 400 recipe milestone. You provide a terrific service to your readers!

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  4. This looks delicious! I love chocolate, and love it when a recipe is remade to be healthier, and no one can tell. 🙂

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  5. Wow, this is a truly unique recipe. Gluten-free and vegan, too good!

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  6. That looks wonderful! Love that it uses quinoa 🙂


  7. That’s a great recipe, Chitra. You mentioned that the flour is homemade. Did you just make the quinoa into fine powder in a food processor or is there any other method?

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  8. Congratulations Chitra and your Cake looks super yummy 🙂

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  9. Congrtas on your 400th post waw!!! What a fantastic quinoa chocolate cake recipe! It is huge too!
    I can’t wait to make it, dear Chitra! xxx

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  10. Lovely recipe, Chitra! Big Congrats on your 400th recipe! All the best for many more milestones! 🙂


  11. PatCallahanPhotography

    Thanks…can’t wait to try this!

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  12. I never would have thought of this combination!! Can’t wait to try it!!


  13. I would never think to add Quinoa with chocolate; thank you for bringing it to this week’s Fiesta Friday Chitra 😀


  14. wow this looks delicious chitra! I’ve never heard of using quinoa flour in cake, but clearly it works really well! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  15. Congrats Chitra 👍. 400 is phenomenal and what a brilliant way to celebrate.

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  16. Congrats on your 400th post Chitra – I am learning a lot from your site as to how to use healthier ingredients in everything I make. I am amazed at how many things you can buy made with a form of quinoa. Still experimenting there… 🙂

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  17. So, you make the homemade quinoa flour by grinding in a food processor? And congrats on the 400th post! That is an amazing feat! Considering you’ve been blogging for less than a year! 🙂


  18. Congrats chitra on ur 400th post. A perfect recipe to post on this occasion. Yummilicious.

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  19. congratulations on your blog and the cake is very unique, moist and Yummy

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